Smoking is undoubtedly one of the greatest preventable health hazards our society faces. Among the many ill effects of smoking, it significantly contributes to the development of heart disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. Because smoking is such a difficult habit to break, yet so important, UNC who are ready to quit! Doctors and nurses in the pulmonary clinic and the multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic (MTOP) can address the use of medications to aid quitting.
Links & Additional Information
These links will take you to websites with information on smoking cessation.
- AHA - Smoking Cessation. Gives American Heart Association (AHA) official opinions on the health risks of smoking.
- QuitNet. A support network for smokers trying to quit.
- GHC. A non-profit HMO group with practical smoking cessation tips.
- Smoking Cessation Kit. Site for doctors to get smoking cessation materials. Sponsored by the CDC and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.